Silverfish are one of the lesser-known pests in our area. When you think of common Brentwood pests, you think of ants, roaches, spiders, mosquitoes, and snakes. But most people don’t think about silverfish. That's why it can be scary when these creepy-looking pests find their way into your home.
Eliminating silverfish and other pests in Brentwood requires professional help. At All-American Pest Control, we are experts in Brentwood pest control. With over 60 years of experience in the mid-Tennessee area, we have the tools and local knowledge to keep your home pest free.
What Do Silverfish Look Like
Silverfish in Brentwood are an easy pest to identify once you know how they look. These pests get their name from their silver scales that give them a shiny, metallic appearance and fish-shaped bodies. They have three long, tail-like appendages on the rear portion of their body. These appendages have a bristly appearance and are why silverfish are sometimes called “bristletails.”
Silverfish can be hard to find. Sometimes it is easier to spot signs of a silverfish infestation. These may include seeing:
- Irregular holes or notches along the edge of books or magazines
- Yellow stains
- Silverfish feces
Contact us at All-American Pest Control immediately if you see signs of a silverfish infestation.
How To Root Silverfish Out Of Their Hiding Spots
Silverfish are a problematic pest to locate and eliminate. They prefer to live in the moist, humid areas of your home like bathrooms, basements, or attics to hide from humans.
Locating silverfish is the first step in eliminating them. Once you have found a silverfish infestation in your home, here are a few ways you can eliminate silverfish:
- Seal cracks and crevices around the foundation of your home
- Use a dehumidifier
- Repair leaky pipes
- Repair or replace moldy or rotten wood
- Avoid storing food sources like books and magazines in silverfish hot spots like garages and basements
- Keep food items like flour and sugar in airtight containers
The best option for silverfish control and removal is to work with a professional pest control company.
What Kind Of Damage Can Silverfish Cause
The good news about silverfish is that they aren’t dangerous to humans. They don’t bite and aren’t known to cause health issues, but they can still be a big problem. Aside from being a nuisance that can make you feel uncomfortable, they can destroy your property. Here is some of the damage silverfish can cause in your home:
- They will chew holes in clothing, upholstery, and other cloth material.
- They feed on paper items, meaning they will damage books, magazines, cardboard boxes, photo albums, and anything else they can locate.
- They can ruin your food by infesting flour, oats, and other grains.
Even if they don’t bite, it's best to keep your home protected from silverfish and the damage they can cause with All-American Pest Control.
Professional Silverfish Control In Brentwood
Whether they are dangerous or not, you don’t want silverfish in your home. You can do things independently to keep them away, but there is no substitute for professional pest control.
At All-American Pest Control, we will develop a home pest control plan to protect your Brentwood property. Our home pest control plans will not only eliminate silverfish, but they will also eliminate almost 50 other pests.
Don’t let silverfish or other pests take over your home. Call us today and allow us to begin with your home inspection. We’ll eliminate any active pests we find around your house and develop a home pest control plan to keep pests away all year.